7. Archiving data

Scientific data archiving refers to the long-term storage of scientific data and methods. The FAIR Principles recommend archiving research data in a trusted and secure environment at your UMC or at an external data service or domain repository.

This seventh section of HANDS provides guidelines for the long-term preservation of your data. It explains:

  • what you should archive and for how long;
  • where to archive: at your UMC or elsewhere.